The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Art Museum presents “Durham's Finest,” an exhibition of outstanding student artwork from Durham Public Schools (DPS) from January 10-29, 2010. In this select show, each of the district’s schools is represented by four, two-dimensional pieces of art plus another three-dimensional piece. This unique show is the school system’s only district-wide art exhibit and shows the progression and artistic development of the students from kindergarten through high school. By hosting the exhibit, NCCU Art Museum gives the students the rare opportunity to see their artwork in a real museum setting.
The opening floating reception is Sunday, January 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. for the young artists, their families, friends, art teachers, school officials, and board members from both DPS and NCCU. Welcoming remarks and the announcement of the three ‘Purchase Awards’ will be made throughout the afternoon by Kenneth Rodgers, director of the NCCU Art Museum, and Mary Casey, director of K-12 Arts Education for DPS. A string quartet from Durham School of the Arts, under the direction of Boyd Gibson, will perform at the reception. Refreshments will be served. Friends, families and the public are welcome.
After the reception, “Durham’s Finest” can be viewed during the museum's regular operating schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. until January 29, 2010. The museum is closed on Saturdays, Mondays, and university holidays. Group visits may be arranged by calling (919) 530-5079 or contacting the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.